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February 8, 2019
Learn to Sew Ms. Bunny’s Doll Dress! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’ve just shared a new tutorial for Ms. Bunny’s doll dress! Click Here to learn how to sew a doll dress with a fully lined bodice, lacey sleeves, and a gathered skirt.

How to Sew a doll dress tutorial

There are so many creative ways to play with this simple doll dress!

I’ve also included an extra video on three ways to finish the back closure with Velcro, snaps, and buttons and buttonholes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method so try all three and see which one you like best!

Click Here to find Ms. Bunny’s sewing pattern which includes her ...

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January 20, 2019
Ms. Bunny is Now Downloadable! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yes, I’ve finally created a PDF download version of the Ms. Bunny Sewing Pattern! Click Here to check it out.

Rabbit Sewing Pattern Download

Begin sewing your Ms. Bunny doll today!

Life since October when Ms. Bunny and Mally the Maker launched has been a bit crazy. I knew I wanted to create PDF versions of both the pattern and of course get the book available on Amazon and all the places you can download books.

But then I had a new quilt along to write and that deadline was fast approaching so I had to set all of this on a shelf ...

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November 5, 2018
How to Sew a Ms. Bunny Doll from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Are you ready to make a Ms. Bunny doll? I’m so excited about this sewing tutorial. I was given a small rabbit doll for Christmas when I was four years old and almost instantly she became my very best friend. It’s so exciting to have her back in my arms again. Learn how to sew her body, complete with embroidering her sweet face in this beginner sewing tutorial:

Quick links to learn more:

Ms. Bunny will make a terrific gift for Christmas or a fun project to make and sell at your local art council. Once you get ...

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November 2, 2018
Busy Day Packing Sewing Patterns and Books from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I officially launched the Mally the Maker book and the Ms. Bunny Sewing Pattern! It was a very busy day signing books and packing orders with Josh and James. Yep, James was out of school today for teacher conferences. I think the teachers like to schedule a day off after Halloween so they don’t have to deal with tired, sugar fueled kids!Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt

Last night I was putting the finishing touches on the Ms. Bunny sewing pattern cover. This pattern took a lot more time than I expected, but I’m SO pleased and proud of the end result ...

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September 8, 2018
Drawing Dresses and Dripping Paint from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Sketchy Friends! I'm continuing my doll making adventure by sewing dresses and undergarments for Ms. Bunny. Last week I stitched three versions of this doll and finally solidified the design. Now I am focusing on drawing and planning the two dresses described in the book Mally the Maker and the Queen and the Quilt.

This is tricky because I'm basing my design on the memory of my Ms. Bunny and the dark pink calico dress she wore. Click here to read that story.

It's tricky because after making a very similar shaped dress, I realized ...

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September 1, 2018
Draw, Stitch, Erase, Draw Again from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's prototype time! Mally the Maker is nearly ready to preorder (crossing my fingers for September 12th) and I’ve I wanted to design dolls for book for months. But designing in 3D is really tough! I've put off working on this project because it seems like no matter how much time I throw at it, I never get anywhere.

But I think I will get somewhere with this if I just stick with it and keep playing with the design. 

When I put the doll pattern away, I lost all my progress because I couldn't remember ...

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